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New Home Sewing... | Answered Yesterday

sorry no clue as to what an arm attachment is check with the manufacturer or local retail shop

Dual Sew Sewing... | Answered Yesterday

Service manuals are difficult to find for most sewing machines, which Bernina is not an exception. However, there is a Yahoo Group called "BerninaThirtySomethings" that has conversations, documents, photos, etc. for the vintage Berninas including the 730 Record. You can join the group (must have a Yahoo email account) and download a variety of documents including a "Setting Manual" for the 730.

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Bernina Sewing... | Answered Yesterday

FAT error fixed! Formatted using my Canon SLR camera.
I would like to credit whomever it was that suggested using the Camera to check if the card was working for the thought. I had spent many hours attempting to format and reformat my cards using Windows 10 64bit Pro machine. They would work perfectly fine on the computer but would fail on my MC 10001 every time. The MC also failed when trying to format on the sewing machine. Then I stumbled across this thread. I can only guess that the age of technology has become incompatible with the way my computer formats the card. Once I formatted using the camera, everything magically works. Of course, I needed to reformat using the MC machine; but, that was a breeze. I hope this helps someone!

Janome Memory... | Answered Yesterday

Generally, there is a separate cover over the thread path, and it's designed to be removed by the user for cleaning, removing thread ends and jams. It's held by one or two screws; if it's one screw, it's in the back of the cover. If it's two, one is in the side, and it's usually covered by a white disk for cosmetic purposes. In that case, push a flat-blade screwdriver on the edge and the other edge will pop out enough for you to grab and remove it. Replacing the disk is not mandatory for the machine to run--it's just for looks. Word to the wise--keep adhesive tape next to you when you do these things, and tape the screws back in or next to their holes when you remove them.

Singer 3116... | Answered 2 days ago

many people used a thread stand like this
but if you want a original spool pin here are 2 links to check and see if they can help you

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Euro-Pro Sewing... | Answered 2 days ago

check for cracks in the oil pan perhaps a coating of epoxy is needed .

Juki Sewing... | Answered on Sep 16, 2020

SearsPartsDirect indicates that the bobbin is part 102261000, . Searching that part number suggests that the bobbin is a Class 15. One source for the bobbin is .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Sep 15, 2020

there should be a way to disengage the bobbin winder. I had a machine that had a switch in the center of the handwheel and even though it would be in the off position I still had to turn the handwheel till it clicked.

Necchi 3537... | Answered on Sep 14, 2020

Knobs left to right - Needle position = Center, Length to something reasonable (try 3 to start), Width - hold the knob in and turn it to other than 0.

Kenmore 12102 | Answered on Sep 14, 2020

Kenmore appliances have a three digit prefix in the model number. This indicates the manufacturer. Without the prefix, it's hard to fix the appliance. Kenmore doesn't have many older manuals available online to begin with. However, none of the common Kenmore sewing machine prefixes link to a model 77573. (Some Kenmore manuals are available here: .)

If I plug in the prefix 795, I find a Kenmore refrigerator 795.77573600. That model's manual is available here: .

Please add a comment with the prefix and confirm the type of appliance that you have. Check if the actual model number shows additional digits, as well. For kitchen appliances, many of the prefixes are listed here: . Some of the sewing machine prefixes are here .

Cindy Wells

Kenmore Sewing... | Answered on Sep 13, 2020

Seems you have an interesting bit of vintage tech - the model was first built for the large retailer J C Penney in 1976 in Japan by Matsushita.

The wattage of the unit wasn't stated in the description but most appliances bear a plate stating the consumption of the unit but bear in mind the current consumption will bear little resemblance to the microwave output especially in such a old design.
Well before 1982 there were plenty of microwave ovens around but most were large catering appliances consuming 800 watts/1 kw. I expect the consumption of your small domestic model would be in the 300/400 watts range considering I bought my first microwave in 1984 and the most powerful domestic model available at the time was 600 watts.

As a matter of diverse interest; a microwave oven tends to lose efficiency over time. It is wise to note the time it takes to boil a measured quantity of water when new - a test that can be repeated periodically and should it ever take significantly longer it worth asking yourself where the missing energy is, perhaps it is leaking away or being converted into heating one of the electronic components that is soon to fail...

Sewing Machines | Answered on Sep 13, 2020

If this offer is still good i desperately need a 2402 manual !! thank you so much

if you still haven't found one, reply to this thread. I have one as a PDF that I just bought for $5 that I'd be willing to share (this goes for anyone who finds this post, too)

Sewing Machines | Answered on Sep 11, 2020

Your service engineer will know how to reset it.

Bernina Sewing... | Answered on Sep 11, 2020

It's designed to do that. Silliest thing I ever saw, but it says it in the manual.

Singer Tiny... | Answered on Sep 11, 2020

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